I have my coffee sitting close to me on the bookshelf near my couch. I chose a mug with a giant snowlady, as I like to call her. She has a thick, sassy, red scarf tied around her neck that appears to be flying in the imaginary wind. For some reason, this seems to make her happy. In one hand, she’s holding a red tea kettle with what I imagine to be filled with Holiday Chai Black Tea by Stash. This is my new favorite tea since a Teacher of the Deaf that I work with gave me a box for Christmas. There are candy canes, Christmas trees and dancing gingerbread women, snowflakes falling from the sky, and a happy snowman standing by her side holding an apple spice cake that was made in a festive bundt pan with mistletoe garnish. I’m dressed to work in NY today, making sure I have all the right things to keep my face from freezing as I walk to 34th Street. My lunch is packed, my phone’s charged, the new book I’m reading for Blogging for Books is in my backpack. An eighteen year old NIV bible is open on the couch to the book of Proverbs. My apartment is so cozy as I sip my hot coffee and read Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Looks like I have to get off my cozy couch and take my coffee to go in order to live out this important word for the day. Trust. See you later, cozy apartment. Time to find a cozy seat on the train and read a good book on my way to video relay services.
Author: Ange Phillips
For the last 17 years, I have worked as a Sign Language Interpreter in a variety of settings such as educational, medical, mental health & video relay interpreting. Prior to becoming an interpreter, writing was my passion & in the last 2 years, I've been drawn back to it. Doors have been opening in ways I did not expect. I was miraculously invited to be a part of a Christian Writer's group by a co-worker & now dear friend. After attending two meetings, this friend and I both knew that we were to begin writing a compilation of some sort with all the members of our group. Soon after it was discussed with the group, we began our planning & work on "The Christian Herald". Though we are still in the infancy stages of this new endeavor, we are excited to see what God will be doing through the work He inspired us to do. I'm embracing this time where writing is again being placed in the forefront of my mind and no longer sitting idle on the back burner. The joy I'm experiencing and that need to record my thoughts is fueling my soul. I feel a deep sense of satisfaction but most of all, I am more connected to the one who lead me in this direction. View All Posts